20 September, 2016 at 17:51 #33401
Finally got out to the big field to LOS maiden my Baby Tricopter last night. Currently running everything at stock TriFlight V.5 rates. Had really great weather with calm winds and was able to get a tail tune in. Rock solid hover, no waggle in the tail at all. Stock rates are very low so will be bumping those up and finishing up FPV config before heading to the field again tonight.
RC Explorer Baby Tricopter
RCE F3FC Racing FC
RCE 210DMH Feedback Servo
LemonRX RM0037 Diversity RX
DYS XS30A ESCs
EDGE racing 2206 2100kv motors
EDIT: Only an hour or two from David’s Flite Test buddies, in case they need a Baby Tri for an episode…. 😉
Attachments:28 September, 2016 at 19:26 #33636
Was going to FPV the Baby Tri last night out at the big field, but after getting done testing other birds, it was getting to dark to FPV and as it turns out, the camera was also badly focused. Need to focus the FPV camera before next trip to the field. Hopefully will have some DVR footage in the air when the weather clears.
Attachments:3 October, 2016 at 05:20 #33740
Got back to the field today and got my FPV Maiden done. Got a little playful and bent some props.
LitterBug3 October, 2016 at 15:22 #33756
Forgot to re-run the tail tune after making some adjustments. That will get rid of the waggle….
LitterBug4 October, 2016 at 17:56 #33766mcstanParticipant
looks good mate, get the tail tune and should smooth it all out6 October, 2016 at 15:46 #33805
Yeah, I tried doing the tune the other night, but it was pretty gusty and couldn’t get it to complete after several minutes. Will give it another go soon and post an updated video.
LitterBug8 October, 2016 at 21:55 #33892
When I first built the Baby Tri, ran tail tune, and maidened it LOS, I was using the default settings for TriFlight. I have been trying to get the TailTune to complete after using the Preconfigured Cleanflight Setup found here: http://rcexplorer.se/product/babytricopter-kit-with-f3fc-racing-and-pdb/ and tailtune is not dong anything after the first 5 second countdown. No beeps, no tail movement, nothing. If I land, the tail servo will start moving around even when disarmed in tailtune mode. I’ve tried numerous times and even ran one attempt for 10 minutes yesterday before getting low battery alert and being forced to land. As you can see from my previous video, it waggles on the preconfigured settings without the tailtune. Any ideas what would cause the tailtune to be stuck? I backed up my previous settings and am going back to them for the time being. Will redo tailtune with those settings to see if something else might be preventing it from working.
LitterBug9 October, 2016 at 05:13 #33895AtomicHemiParticipant
I had similar issues and this helped me, also any wind will make the tail tune fail to complete
I was only able to get the tail tune to complete in about 3-5 mins in under 5kph wind
AtomicHemi9 October, 2016 at 06:01 #33896
tri_tail_motor_thrustfactor = 50 is set as one of the preconfigured setup parameters. Wasn’t any wind the last time I gave it a go either. Hmmmm. Guess I will try double checking the RC inputs, ESC calibration, and level then give it another go.
LitterBug10 October, 2016 at 16:17 #33941mcstanParticipant
ahhhh now this is something i can help with!!! 😀
connect to cleanflight and power up your copter and check to make sure that all the pitch,roll,yaw are showing 1500 from your receiver, otherwise it keeps thinking your importing movement and does not tail tune.11 October, 2016 at 17:01 #33962
I switched back to my old config the other day that had passed the tail tune. Flew fine with no waggles.
Here’s the only differences there were from stock TriFlight with a good tail tune, to updating with the recommended settings.
Attachments:26 October, 2016 at 18:43 #34365
Ran a tail tune at the field last night with my old settings. Ran like a charm in under 30 seconds. There is not that big of a difference between the stock and recommended settings that I can see would make it run vs never beep and complete. Weather permitting, hope to try the recommended settings again tonight and do another tail tune test.
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